Central Valley

Ducks Unlimited Podcast: San Joaquin Valley

Matt Kaminski, DU’s Regional Biologist for the San Joaquin Valley in Central California, joins Ducks Unlimited’s national podcast show to discuss a multitude of topics, including a description of DU’s conservation efforts in the [...]

December 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

New DU film series focuses on California’s Central Valley

DU Conserve is an incredible new series of films about the people, places and species that matter to DU’s wetlands and waterfowl conservation mission. This weeks latest release spotlights California’s Central Valley and the efforts of [...]

August 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ducks Unlimited project updates in California’s Central Valley

Ducks Unlimited regional biologist Matt Kaminiski and engineer Micah Bowman recently shared photos of the work Ducks Unlimited is performing at the Mendota Wildlife Area in California’s Central Valley with the help of a North American Wetlands [...]

September 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Doug Federighi Tribute

On May 20 in Los Banos, California, Ducks Unlimited recognized longtime member and Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs, Doug Federighi, at the Grassland Water District Office for his dedication to the conservation of California’s [...]

May 26, 2017 // 616 Comments

2016 Snow Goose Festival

Ducks Unlimited will have a booth at the 19th annual Snow Goose Festival in Chico, January 30 and 31. Stop by or check out our full page ad in the Snow Goose Festival program! Official [...]

January 28, 2016 // 607 Comments

The Tale of the Japanese Pintail in California

When Eric Heidman saw the pintail sail into his decoy spread all by itself on opening day of waterfowl season at Delevan National Wildlife Refuge, he knew it was going to be a good day. What he didn’t immediately realize was that the bird was [...]

December 4, 2015 // 644 Comments

Pacific trade pact is a good deal for waterfowl

DU Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb partnered with Tim Johnson of the California Rice Commission and and Bill Mueller of Valley Vision on an op-ed piece that appeared in today’s Sacramento Bee touting the potential benefits of the [...]

May 21, 2015 // 675 Comments

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are currently in the midst of a major project that will restore or enhance about 739 acres of habitat at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), which consists of about 5,077 acres and is [...]

May 1, 2015 // 677 Comments

What is DU doing for the western drought?

As the news trickled out this week that the Sierra snow pack is at only 19% of average for early March, a near record-low, California and other western states were faced with another year of extreme drought heading into the summer season. While this [...]

March 6, 2015 // 504 Comments

Phase 2 Wetlands Restoration at Edwards Air Force Base Complete

The Piute Ponds wetland complex is located on Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) near Rosamond Dry Lake in Southern California. The wetlands provide year round habitat and are managed in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Sanitation District Number [...]

February 5, 2015 // 674 Comments